By Cath Alexander
A beautiful South African children’s story about kindness and family love, this is a book that children of all ages will cherish – from pre-schoolers to 10-year-olds – as much for the illustrations as the story in these pages…
Nyambura is late!
She is going to visit her Gogo and she has to take the bus from the market to get there. She kisses her mama goodbye before racing off. Nyambura needs to wait for the bus for a long time and gets lost in thought.
Will she manage to catch the bus or will she get left behind?
Nyambura Waits for the Bus is a story that teaches children the importance of doing good deeds. It also reminds us to cherish moments spent with loved ones.
Available in English, Afrikaans, IsiZulu and IsiXhosa.
RRP: R120. Published by Jacana
About the author
Cath Alexander lives in Johannesburg with her family. After nearly ten years of full-time teaching, she resigned to concentrate on raising her two young children and nurturing her love of reading and writing for children. Cath realised there was a gap that needed to be filled in terms of sharing the diverse cultures and ways of life in South Africa with children. This is her second storybook.
About the illustrator
Catherine Groenewald lives with her husband and three daughters on a smallholding outside Stellenbosch. She is kept busy with her writing, illustrating, chickens, fruit trees and gardening. She is involved with the not-for-profit initiative Siphosenkosi, which trains previously disadvantaged women to make an African rag doll called Nosipho. The doll is featured in each of the books in the Thandi and Nosipho series. Catherine’s passion is to work with children who are in crisis, foster care or suffering from the effects of HIV/AIDS.